We at Persimmon Tree are dedicated to bringing you creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art from women over sixty.

Our commitment comes from seeing too many excellent older women writers and artists ignored or disregarded. We live in a youth-oriented society that fails to validate, much less venerate, these women’s talent and skill. Yet they have so much to offer. Decades of life experience have prepared them to speak to the largest questions, and they know how to do this in a multiplicity of ways.

Persimmon Tree wants to make older women’s work available to all ages.

The task is huge. Those of us who are doing it are volunteers, except for our web staff. The editor puts in very long hours, as do the contributing editors. Creating a magazine takes a lot of time and money.

We’re deeply committed—but you can help, too.
Consider sending a donation.
No amount is too small; everything will be very much appreciated.
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1. Click here to pay with a credit card

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2. If you prefer, you may pay with a check. Make the check out to Fractured Atlas* and send it to Sue Leonard, 255 E. 78th St; New York, NY; 10075.

*Persimmon Tree is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts
service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Persimmon Tree must
be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent
permitted by law. Money contributed to Persimmon Tree via Fractured Atlas
will be given directly to the magazine.

Whichever way you make your gift, many thanks in helping to grow this persimmon tree!


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